The setting of Missing on Maui. These photos are from my husband’s and my trip to Hawaii a few years ago.
Water spraying through a blowhole.
waves as the sun begins to set
peahens at the Garden of Eden Tropical Garden on the Road to Hana
Tropical garden on the Road to Hana (like Kate, we never made it to Hana either, the curves got to us)
view from the Garden
a rainbow eucalyptus tree
Keopuka Rock Overlook: Where Kate sat on the bench and lost track of time. (Also, the image used on the book’s cover.)
Peacocks wandering about the grounds of the Garden’s gift shop.
The Iao Needle
View from the Needle
The Bailey House Museum, in an old missionary house in the town of Wailuku
A replica of a vessel that may have been used by the people who first migrated to Hawaii from other islands
Old Lahaina Luau
the kalua pig
What the hula of Hawaii really looks like.
The costumes for the Tahitian dance (the fake “hula” we see on TV and in movies)
Some of the dancers, demonstrating the shaka with their hands.
Front Street in Lahaina
Back of hubs’ head.
Between the breeze and the humidity, I didn’t even try to style my hair. (btw, that brown blob sticking out is my purse, not my butt.)
Maui Ocean Center
The sea turtles hiding in the shade
A unicorn fish (for real)
Dinner cruise along the coast of Maui
Windmills, a major source of power on the island.
Sunset on Maui
Halema’uma’u Crater of the Kilauea Caldera — Volcano National Park, on the Big Island of Hawaii
Steam vents near the road in Volcano National Park
Close-up of a steam vent
The park that preserves the ancient Place of Refuge
The lava by the water, where Pele, the goddess of fire, once did battle with her sister, the goddess of the sea.
close-up of the lava
The Place of Refuge was fascinating.
The mural — the king of Hawaii was revered like a god.
Many things were taboo, including standing on the same spot where the king had once stood. The punishment was death.
But if the culprit made it to the Place of Refuge, she or he was spared.
replica of a small temple
Luau on the Big Island our last night in Hawaii
Mahalo for joining me on this photo tour of Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii.